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From the top to the bottom
Bottom to top I stop
At the core I’ve forgotten
In the middle of my thoughts
Taken far from my safety
The picture is there
The memory won’t escape me
But why should I care
[Chorus x2]

There’s a place so dark you can’t see the end
Skies cock back and shock that which can’t defend
The rain then sends dripping
An acidic question
Forcefully, the power of suggestion
Then with the eyes shut
Looking thought the rust and rot
And dust
A small spot of light floods the floor
And pours over the rusted world of pretend
The eyes ease open and it's dark again

From the top to the bottom
Bottom to top I stop
At the core I’ve forgotten
In the middle of my thoughts
Taken far from my safety
The picture is there
The memory won’t escape me
But why should I care
[Chorus]

In the memory you’ll find me
Eyes burning up
The darkness holding me tightly
Until the sun rises up

Moving all around
Screaming of the ups and downs
Pollution manifested in perpetual sound
The wheels go round and the sunset creeps behind
Street lamps, chain-link and concrete
A little piece of paper with a picture drawn floats
On down the street till the wind is gone
The memory now is like the picture was then
When the paper’s crumpled up it can’t be perfect again

From the top to the bottom
Bottom to top I stop
At the core I’ve forgotten
In the middle of my thoughts
Taken far from my safety
The picture is there
The memory won’t escape me
But why should I care
[Chorus x2]

In the memory you’ll find me
Eyes burning up
The darkness holding me tightly
Until the sun rises up

Now you got me caught in the act
You bring the thought back
I’m telling you that
I see it right through you
[X7]

In the memory you’ll find me
Eyes burning up
The darkness holding me tightly
Until the sun rises up
[X2]



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  • Lpluv
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    LpluvApr 19, 2009 at 7:52 am
    personally i think this is a bad song [and thats coming from a hard core lp fan!!] this could of been better. It's not a single but they made a vid 4 it...hm..werid...ah well lp!!
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    oXyMoRoNiCApr 29, 2009 at 5:08 am
    i actually like this song. and the lyrics aren't wrong; it's version 2. i personally like ver.2 better than 1. to me, it talks about those things that border the edge of your memory, and are almost forgotten, only to be recalled at times. more importantly, the song explains how the place at the core of forgotten is - dark, rusted world, sudden memory, then losing it to memory again. the memories burn at the back of your mind, waiting to be remembered. it's not necessarily a bad song without good lyrics :l
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    UnregisteredAug 30, 2012 at 6:36 pm
    I think that this song is saying that a person has lost someone special in their life and his or her life could never be the same.
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    UnregisteredFeb 6, 2012 at 9:52 pm
    To me, this song could mean so much. But the meaning i am going to share is. It is about a person that died, and a person that is not handling it very well. A person that has to take on living without the other person in a kind of a war with the persons soul. Asking himself questions like why he wasn´t the one who should have died. He doesn´t believe he can se light again and will be stuck in his dark memories forever. Life is not the same without the person, and it will never be the same.
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    UnregisteredJan 9, 2012 at 5:38 am
    First of all, if you don't believe those are the right lyrics, then i would to see what you think they are! Secondly, i believe the song is about a struggle with amnesia and the fact that when and if memories come back, they're never perfect.

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